urbandesign blocks

16 – 18 November 2015

Brisbane, Queensland

" Empowering Change: Transformative Innovations and Projects "

Abstract Submission - closed

Authors or organisations interested in presenting at the 8th International Urban Design Conference are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words.

All proposals will be reviewed by the program committee. Presentations will be selected to provide a program that offers a comprehensive and diverse treatment of issues related to the conference theme. Authors will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of their abstract submission.

Note: If you wish to submit an abstract for consideration, you must also intend to register for the conference.  A discount full registration is offered to all presenters.

Conference Topics

  • Building inclusive multicultural cities
  • Eco cities
  • Health & urban design
  • Higher density urbanism
  • Spatial / temporal changes in Chinese cities
  • Rapid urban development in South East Asia, China & India 
  • Balancing the quick and slow formation of cities
  • Using technology to change how cities work
  • How will big data change the future of cities?
  • Urban Design Practice

Key Dates
Abstracts open: December 2014
Abstracts close: Friday 7th August 2015
Notification to authors: 21st August 2015
Author acceptances: 31st August 2015
Draft program available: 4th September 2015 
Full papers for peer review: Required by 2nd October 2015

Oral Presentations – 16th and 17th November 2015
Oral presentations should be of 30 minutes duration (20 minute presentations & 10 minute discussion). Abstracts should outline the aims, contents and conclusions of the presentation. Papers not selected for oral presentation may be given the option of poster presentation.

Poster Presentations – 16th and 17th November 2015
Poster presentations are visual displays of material to be presented and constitute an interactive and communicative medium, usually combining text and graphic information. Posters may be on any topic relevant to the conference theme. Posters will be displayed in the foyer area and for the duration of the conference. It is expected that the presenter be available during meal breaks to discuss the poster with conference participants. Specific information regarding size and mounting requirements will be provided with the notice of acceptance.

Peer Review
All accepted presenters will have the opportunity to have their full paper peer reviewed published in the Conference Proceedings with an ISBN. Please indicate if you will be presenting an academically oriented, professional paper for consideration for publication in the conference proceedings for which you request peer refereeing on the submission form.

Deakin UnviersityPeer Review Panel: Deakin University

The School of Architecture and Built Environment operates at the intersection of art, design, technology and environmental science. Through teaching and learning frameworks, we develop creative and professional expertise to create innovative and sustainable environments. The School is one of four in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment and enjoys a single campus location. We are located in a beautiful, award-winning building with the highest standard of facilities, including computer laboratories and software, Virtual Laboratory, Rapid Prototyping Lab, Building Performance Lab, well equipped workshop and large modern studio. The School is well served by the library located in the same building. Staff are friendly and helpful and students enjoy direct access to staff and all facilities.

Completing one of five undergraduate or postgraduate courses in the School produces professionals for a career creating sustainable designs or project managing large-scale developments. With a focus on technology and hands-on learning, our courses enable students to study a chosen field from day one and gain the knowledge, practical skills and industry experience that employers are looking for. The School of Architecture and Built Environment allows for study in:

The School operates an interdisciplinary research program serving the needs of the built environment professions. Staff are active researchers and have been successful in securing research funded projects including a range of nationally competitive funded research grants, government agency funded research, CRC funded projects and various industry consultancy based research projects.

Terms and Conditions - For presenting at the 8th International Urban Design Conference
All presenting authors will be required to register and pay in order to ensure their abstract is included in the final program. A discounted registration is available to all presenters. The deadline for presenter registration is Friday 2nd October 2015.

By submitting an abstract you give consent to publication of the abstract in conference material, including but not limited to, the conference blog, book of abstracts, email promotion.
All abstracts must be original work. The author is responsible for the accuracy of the abstract.
All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission form. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the conference secretariat for further information.